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A new machine-learning algorithm for exploring lightweight, very stiff glass compositions can help design next-gen materials for more efficient vehicles and wind turbines. Glasses can reinforce polymers to generate composite materials that provide similar strengths as metals but with less weight.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 6:44 pm
A team has developed a less expensive water electrolysis system that works under alkaline conditions but still produces hydrogen at comparable rates to the currently used system that works under acidic conditions and requires precious metals. This advance brings down the cost of water splitting technology, offering a more viable way to store energy from solar and wind power in the form of hydrogen fuel.
Posted: March 9, 2020, 5:00 pm
Drones can now scan terrain and excavations without human intervention. New research has allowed artificial intelligence to take over the human-controlled drones currently being used for the task. The algorithm also predicts and counteracts the wind forces acting on the drone body.
Posted: March 5, 2020, 6:20 pm
The United States could generate 20% of its electricity from wind within 10 years, without requiring any additional land, according to new research.
Posted: February 24, 2020, 11:34 pm
Seasonally pumped hydropower storage could provide an affordable way to store renewable energy over the long-term, filling a much needed gap to support the transition to renewable energy, according to a new study.
Posted: February 19, 2020, 8:28 pm
A team has developed a tool to monitor changes in widely used composite materials known as fiber reinforced polymers (FRPs), which can be found in everything from aerospace and infrastructure to wind turbines. The new tool, integrated into these materials, can help measure the damage that occurs as they age.
Posted: February 18, 2020, 11:22 pm
Taking a cue from birds and insects, researchers have come up with a new wing design for small drones that helps them fly more efficiently and makes them more robust to atmospheric turbulence.
Posted: January 29, 2020, 7:33 pm
With countries adopting green energy practices, renewable energy now accounts for a third of the world's power. As this trend continues, more countries are looking to offshore energy sources to produce this renewable energy. Researchers identify situations where green technology such as wind turbines, wave energy converters, and other marine renewable energy devices (MREDs) have had negative consequences on marine life.
Posted: December 17, 2019, 4:42 pm
Much about the aerodynamic effects of larger wind farms remains poorly understood. New work looks to provide more insight in how the structures necessary for wind farms affect air flow. Using a two-scale coupled momentum balance method, researchers theoretically and computationally reconstructed conditions that large wind farms might face in the future, including the dampening effect that comes with spacing turbines close to one another.
Posted: December 12, 2019, 3:46 pm
Thrips don't rely on lift in order to fly. Instead, the tiny insects rely on a drag-based flight mechanism, staying afloat in airflow velocities with a large ratio of force to wing size. Researchers have performed the first test of drag force on a thrip's wing under constant airflow in a bench-top wind tunnel and, drawing from microfabrication and nanomechanics, they created an experiment in which a thrip's wing was glued to a self-sensing microcantilever.
Posted: December 10, 2019, 4:17 pm
The inverter can be thought of as the “brain” of a solar PV system. This is because the inverter is the one that manages how it operates along with many other functions and protection features. In terms of a desktop computer, you may think of the inverter as the CPU or the central processing unit…
Posted: March 25, 2020, 6:29 pm
There is a broad argument related to the pros and cons of renewable and non-renewable sources of energy. Solar energy is a renewable source of energy that will not get exhausted over time. On the other hand, fossil fuels, including coal, petroleum, and natural gas, are non-renewable sources of energy that take millions of years…
Posted: March 23, 2020, 3:17 pm
With the rise of coupled solar and storage systems, there are challenges that must be addressed, notably claims of grid instability resulting from solar generation. A careful examination of the current situation from different perspectives and the proposition of viable solutions is necessary There are two main challenges today in the solar photovoltaic (PV) market:…
Posted: March 3, 2020, 1:06 am
For the majority of businesses, as soon as someone mentions the words social media marketing, they go straight to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Assuming that these are the only leading, social sites for a company’s online marketing. Commonly forgotten by many companies and that is the importance of websites such as YouTube that offer the…
Posted: January 30, 2020, 7:11 am
In recent years, both the drone and the solar industries have been advancing and growing at an impressive speed. Solar: scientists have improved PV’s inefficiency yet driven down the cost so much so that solar energy has reached “grid parity” in many countries. Drone: Powered by AI and Li-on battery, drones have the mind-blowing applications…
Posted: January 21, 2020, 8:43 pm
In this digital era, even marketing lead generation happens virtually. When most brands, including solar companies, are busy building up their virtual marketing team equipped with lead generation tools, is there any place for good old door-to-door sales? The answer is “yes,” even in this age of sleek and sophisticated digital marketing, door-to-door selling is…
Posted: December 27, 2019, 5:31 am